After Alibaba filed this week its paperwork for its upcoming IPO. Business analyst Ben Cavender looks at its great profitability, but also risk from competition in e-commerce and fear for pressure fro the big Chinese banks.
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The long-awaited book by China consultant Joel Backaler, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global is now available on Amazon. Joel Backaler has been studying Chinese firms going global for the past decade.
VIE structures are highly scrutinized and Beida professor Paul Gillis is fighting those structures via the Cayman Islands and other tax havens, although they need economic reforms to be iradicated. On his accounting website he looks at the IPO document Alibaba had to file and awards them the golden VIE standard.
Stories about hospital staff being beaten up by angry patients and their families have become all too common in China´s media. Corruption and underfunding are the base of that violence, says author Zhang Lijia, who pleads for health care reforms in the South China Morning Post
Five reasons lists China consultant Joel Backaler in Forbes for Chinese companies to go global. Enough reason to pay attention. After 2013, 2014 promised to be another record year for Chinese companies to enter the worldwide market place.
A lot of the old perceptions of China as cheap, and Chinese as avid savers, are cliches from the past, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in Arnnet. And while China is catching up with the west, western companies and country should make sure they deal with a fast changing China.
Figures coming from China, especially recent PMI data look gloomy, but business analyst Shaun Rein does not expect any major stimulus plan soon, he tells in MoneyControl. Only high unemploymency, for example when many graduates cannot find jobs in June, could trigger off a minor stimulus plan.
Typically China´s economic challenge is seen as moving from manufacturing to domestic consumption and services. Financial analysts Sara Hsu looks at the experience in Japan and the US and wonders in the Diplomat whether that is a smart move.
How rich is China? Many number crunchers have discussing that issue over the past few weeks. But the assumption China is a poor country, displayed in a blogpost at the Guardian, is certainly not true, writes an angry China veteran Mario Cavolo on his website.